Ready to make this your best and most fulfilling year ever? It all starts with one little word: goals! That’s why we brought in the wonder woman of goal setting, 11 Star Diamond Coach, Barbie Decker. Barbie’s unique perspective will help you and your Team set clear, concise and attainable goals in no time. Make it your first goal to soak up every single word of her wisdom!
Q. When did you start determining your 2015 goals? What does that process look like?
A. In December, my Diamond and Star Diamond Coaches and I go through Darren Hardy’s workbook, Design Your Best Year Ever. The process invites us to see what worked and what didn’t, and also to determine our priorities and dreams for the coming year. Then, we set big, meaningful goals. In general though, evaluating my goals is a year-long process, not just something I do toward the end of the year.
Q. With a larger Team, how do you help Coaches make specific and achievable goals?
A. I invite my Diamond and Star Diamond Coaches to use the Darren Hardy workbook and post their answers in our private Facebook group. The workbook explains how to break down big goals into manageable action items with deadlines. Once the leaders have specific goals, they pass them on to the other members of the Team. I also hold Team calls on goal setting and for creating a clear, achievable action plan. I repeat this process throughout the year.
Q. Coaches don’t often align activities with goals—how do you help them?
A. I mentor Coaches through the following series of questions: What are your top three goals for the next three months? What activities are you doing to get there? Are these activities going to get you where you want to be in your desired time frame? If not, what do you need to start doing? My mentorship may take the form of one-on-one calls, group zoom calls, larger Team calls, or emails.
Q. How do you decide what your Team goals should be?
A. First, I set Team goals and share them with my leaders. These may include total number of members, Star Diamond Coaches or Elite Coaches we want to add to the Team. Second, I communicate the vision by saying, “Let’s go for this goal this year. Who’s in?” Overall, it’s a continuous, year-long process of Facebook posts, group calls, and personal mentorship.
Q. How do you reverse engineer to establish the path for a big goal you’ve set?
A. Let’s say your goal is Star Diamond. First, make a list of compelling reasons you want it. Next, brainstorm a list of specific things you can do to achieve it like sponsoring X number of Coaches, holding Emerald to Diamond boot camps, or holding Team calls. Then chunk your list into categories like recruiting, group training, and personal mentorship. Last but not least, transfer these activities to your weekly calendar and review your goals weekly.
Q. What are some of your personal business goals for 2015?
A. I’m looking to achieve 15 Star in one of my business centers and 10 Star in another. I also want to help five more Personally-Sponsored Coaches reach 5 Star Diamond.
Q. What advice would you give to a brand new Diamond Coach?
A. Don’t keep the business opportunity to yourself! Share it as the blessing and golden opportunity that it is. Boldy share your dreams and realize that by talking about the business with others, you’re giving them a chance to change their lives.
Q. Best advice you can offer other Coach leaders as we kick off 2015?
A. Operate from a spirit of abundance. Remember to share your best practices—and also your struggles. We all grow from this collaborative movement. Together we really are stronger!